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Master and Commander

The novels of Patrick O’Brian are the preferred reading of a significant part of the population – and previously I’ve thought them to be a type of Telegraph reader.
Anyway, this film comes along, and despite what I thought was a quite dreadful trailer, I went along anyway.
I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this boys own romp. It’s very well put together and the way they welded together special effects, models and real boats was totally seamless. I simply couldn’t tell.
I like to think that I learnt a great deal about life on these boats, and it felt real. Very male, but I will give the books a go at some point.